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Roger did it!

20.05.2007 | Tennis

Roger beat nemesis Rafael Nadal 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to win his fourth Hamburg Masters title and end the Spaniard's record run of 81 straight wins on clay.


It was Roger’s first victory against Rafael Nadal on clay, ending the Spaniard's two-year unbeaten run on the surface. Our star struggled in the first set and faced break points early in the second, before breaking twice himself to claim the second set. He then raced through the decider 6-0, breaking three times for his first win on clay against the 20-year-old.


Roger’s victory also ended his own run of four tournaments without a title, his worst spell since he became world number one in February 2004. He is the first player to have captured the Hamburg title four times.


Nadal's 81-match winning streak on clay was an all-surface record. The world number two had won 13 consecutive tournaments on clay and had last lost on the surface to Igor Andreev in the Valencia Open quarter-finals in April 2005.


Later this month the Roger will attempt to win his first title at the French Open, the only Grand Slam event to elude him so far.







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05/22/2007 | 07:33 PM
fantastic roger that is my briliant hero finaly you did it .Paris is waiting for a new champion and i am sure that the hero will be you .go on
05/22/2007 | 07:31 PM
Dear Roger,
You really made my day by beating Nadal. I just want to tell you the way you played him starting the 2nd set issss the right way of playing him always. Try to limit your unforced errors to the minimum and go for the winners when you are confi
05/22/2007 | 07:29 PM
Roger, you made me cry on Sunday. Thank you very much for your tennis, and confidence for Paris.

05/22/2007 | 07:19 PM
Yep, we’re all still celebrating…


You make us soooooo HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05/22/2007 | 06:52 PM
Troooooop Bien!!!
Troooooop Cool!!!
J'y croyais fermement, et v'là
Roland Garros C'est dans la poche, c'est sur!!!
Ta plus grande fan du Cameroun
05/22/2007 | 05:16 PM
Roger , congratulations on your Hamburg triumph. I believe in you absolutely that one day you would overcome Rafael Nadal on his own turf. I wish you well in Roland Garros. Just keep your cool and never get nervous as
every opponent struggles to beat y
05/22/2007 | 05:05 PM
Congratulations, Roger, for a win and a personal triumph in Hamburg! You are an inspiration to all of us to believe in our individual talents and aspirations.

All the luck in the world at Roland Garos!!! You are always the best to your loyal fans.
05/22/2007 | 04:45 PM
Congrates Roger
U made me and all other fans so proud. I missed the match which i shouldnot but i am so happy that u won. Best of luck for Roland Garros inshAllah coming our way
05/22/2007 | 04:34 PM
Isn't it strange that Rafael Nadal had an 81 wins on Clay and Roger was born in 81? Just thought it was strange!
05/22/2007 | 04:13 PM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad you were finally able to do it...will be looking forward to the French Open now:))))

Keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!